Players of The Year (Fran Harris, Clarissa Davis, Annette Smith), 2022
J Muzacz is a muralist mosaicist, public artist, community art advocate, and educator.
Originally from Houston, J is a graduate of the University of Texas’ Sociology program and has since traveled extensively and lived abroad. His large-scale murals span places as far-reaching as Taiwan, New Zealand, and Okinawa, Japan. His past clients include Facebook, Vice Media, Anheuser-Busch, the City of Austin, HUE Mural Festival, Georgetown Arts & Culture, Flint Public Art Project, CBRE, Transwestern, Troublemaker Studios, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
In recent work, J’s vibrant, stained-glass-style paintings, pixelated pop-art mosaics and murals are informed by his roots as a street artist and frequently respond to contemporary environment, cultural icons, and important social issues. J is also co-founder of The Mosaic Workshop, an artist-run initiative at Something Cool Studios in East Austin where community members can learn the process of public art with hands-on training for monumentally scaled projects.